September 10, 2011

IT'S WORTH WATCHING...:

Give rugby a try. You might be converted: Bamboozled by scrums, lineouts and outhalves? With the Rugby World Cup under way in New Zealand, KEVIN Mc DONOUGH provides a primer for people who don't know one end of a rugby ball from another (Kevin McDonough, 9/10/11, Irish Times)

THERE WILL be a lot of rugby around over the next few weeks: on the TV, in the pub, by the water cooler. People unfamiliar with the game will, no doubt, be perplexed as lifelong fans blame the ref, shout at the ref and announce the ref's complete misunderstanding of the game.

So if, when the person beside you shouts "that's outrageous, ref", you'd like to know whether it was outrageous or not, here's an introduction to the basic rules of rugby.


...the opening game--host New Zealand vs. Tonga--just for the haka/sipi tau the Tongans did before kickoff and the Kiwi response.



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